Students Who Serve – Gina Uribe

For four years Gianna Uribe has served West HS in Tracy, CA with unconditional devotion, effort, and passion. She has exemplified a selfless attitude and as president of the Student Body has worked countless long hours in giving her classmates and colleagues an enjoyable high school experience. Gina’s dedication to her school, her community and her town is demonstrated by her countless community service hours.

Just this year alone, Gina was a big contributor to the can food drive, she oversees all aspects of West High School’s community service which includes campus clean-up days, clothes drive, as well as numerous other events. Gianna truly exemplifies extraordinary skills by her actions.

Giana works many, many hours behind the scenes and is not the type that looks for recognition. Students and teachers say she is a true joy to be around and leads by example. In her position as Student Body President, Gina’s dedication and service to her school has been unmatched.

Gina is constantly making birthday posters for the staff as well as decorating their offices to keep the spirits up. During this very difficult school year Gina has helped rally the spirits of her fellow students, and her positive attitude has inspired others. The Peter R. Marsh Foundation is proud to recognize Gina Uribe with our Silent Servant award.

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About Jim Warford

Jim Warford is the author of, The Chemistry of Culture: Strategies You Can Use to Create a Culture of Learning. For 15 years Jim Warford was Senior Advisor and Keynote Speaker for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Jim is an author, speaker, Leadership and Instructional Coach. He was named in March 2003 as Florida’s first Chancellor of K12 Public Schools. He stepped down in September, 2005 to become Executive Director of the Florida Association of School Administrators, representing over 10,000 Florida school leaders. As a Senior Advisor for the International Center for Leadership in Education, he works with states, districts and schools to provide coaching and executive training and support to school leaders and their staffs. As Florida’s Chancellor, he led the creation and state-wide implementation of Florida’s Continuous Improvement Model, FCIM, which resulted in that state’s dramatic gains in student achievement and an 80% reduction in the number low-performing schools. FCIM remains Florida’s required intervention for all low-performing schools. As Superintendent of the Marion County, Florida Public Schools, he first implemented the Continuous Improvement Model district-wide. As a result, school grades went from three “F”, eight “D” and only one “A” school in 1999 to twenty “A”, 16 “B” and no “F” schools in 2003. Under his leadership the high school dropout rate was cut in half. He taught applied technology courses at the high school level for 17 years and created a Computer Graphics/Video Production program that won many national and state awards. He was named Vanguard High School Teacher of the Year three separate times.
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